Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces new CEO

Published on November 9th, 2016

Ken KruegerThe board of directors of the Lutheran Federal Credit Union (LFCU) is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Ken Krueger as its new CEO, effective November 14, 2016.

Ken is filling the vacancy left when founding CEO Tom Buuck informed the Board of Directors earlier this year he would be unable to continue to serve in the role, due to personal health concerns. Ken will be transitioning from his current position as pastor of Grace Celebration Lutheran Church in Cordova, Tennessee. He also has served as the vice chair of the LFCU board of directors, where he chaired the governance committee.

Announcing Ken’s appointment, LFCU chairman Michael Kzirian said, “Ken is an exceptional leader and a committed Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod member with energy, vision and demonstrated success. He was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field of candidates; we are blessed to have him on the team!”
Prior to earning his M.Div. and being ordained, Ken earned advanced degrees in law (JD) and business (MBA) from the University of Virginia, as well in public health (MPH) from Boston University. Among other roles, Ken served in executive positions at the universities of Wisconsin and Arizona State, as well as serving as CEO of the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, in Phoenix, Arizona—at the time the sixth largest Red Cross chapter. His leadership was instrumental in helping the chapter to receive the 2008 Nonprofit Team of the Year Award sponsored by Arizona Business magazine.

Reflecting on his appointment, Ken said: “I am honored and excited to have been selected to lead this wonderful organization. I thank everyone who has helped to make LFCU what it already is, and am determined to build upon LFCU’s momentum by letting every LCMS Lutheran know they have their own credit union—one that stands ready to serve them and the church!”

The combination of Ken’s experience as a pastor, as a successful secular leader, and as an original LFCU board member make him uniquely qualified to serve as the next LFCU CEO. Please join us in welcoming Ken, his wife, Amy, and their two daughters to St. Louis.ced degrees in law (JD) and business (MBA) from the University of Virginia, as well in public health (MPH) from Boston University. Among other roles, Ken served in executive positions at the universities of Wisconsin and Arizona State, as well as serving as CEO of the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, in Phoenix, Arizona—at the time the sixth largest Red Cross chapter. His leadership was instrumental in helping the chapter to receive the 2008 Nonprofit Team of the Year Award sponsored by Arizona Business magazine.

Reflecting on his appointment, Ken said: “I am honored and excited to have been selected to lead this wonderful organization. I thank everyone who has helped to make LFCU what it already is, and am determined to build upon LFCU’s momentum by letting every LCMS Lutheran know they have their own credit union—one that stands ready to serve them and the church!”

The combination of Ken’s experience as a pastor, as a successful secular leader, and as an original LFCU board member make him uniquely qualified to serve as the next LFCU CEO. Please join us in welcoming Ken, his wife, Amy, and their two daughters to St. Louis.